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Jack Cadman, Blacksmith

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Girton College, University of Cambridge

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After leaving school aged 16, without any qualifications, Jack Cadman had several false starts before fate directed him towards the flaming hearth and hot metal of the blacksmith's forge. He didn't like labouring and he abandoned a hairdressing course after the first year. Then he was told that a local blacksmith was advertising for an apprentice. It was love at first sight when he arrived at the busy Hampshire forge the following Monday.

Girton College, University of Cambridge

Cambridge


Date

2000

Medium

oil on board

Measurements

H 119 x W 119 cm

Accession number

480

Acquisition method

on loan from the Royal Society of Portrait Painters

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

signature


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Girton College, University of Cambridge

Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0JG England

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